A final vote tally remains eagerly awaited, but the initial tally flashes victory for President Trump.
Balderson thanked the president during his brief victory speech. “America is on the right path, and we’re going to keep it going that way,” he said.
With 100 percent of the vote in, Balderson led O’Connor 50.2 percent to 49.3 percent. The margin was just 1,754 votes.
President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate appeared to eke out a win in an extremely tight central Ohio race in Ohio Tuesday
A vote for Balderson was a vote for Trump.